Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Nagasaki

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Reflect on the horrors of war at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, a monument constructed as a place to remember and pray for those killed in the atomic bombings of 1945. Take in the stark, symbolic architecture of the hall, designed by Akira Kuryu and built from 2000 to 2002. Walk through the 12 pillars of light, symbolic of the hope for peace, and visit the lower and upper levels to view sobering photos, memoirs, and personal accounts regarding the appalling event. After dark, fiber optic lights shine on a body of water, commemorating those who perished. Put Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nagasaki vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Nagasaki

Across the hills of Nagasaki you'll find a welcome number of places to stay, and a welcome degree of variation between them. Look around the main train station for the greatest number of options, with high-rise blocks containing hotels both basic and luxury. Following the train line both north and south of this central area, guesthouses and hostels crowd around the stations, and clusters of modern hotels mark out popular commercial districts. Rental apartments throughout the city provide a good budget-friendly option for those planning on staying for a little while.
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  • There are some things that all people should see and this is one of them. We all should understand the horrors of war.. This place is well set out and a worthwhile visit.  more »
  • In the same building with the Atomic bomb museum. Quiet open spaces to reflect on the lives of the victims. Lots of water & reflecting pool  more »
  • The memorial hall is (to me) a spectacular piece of architecture - both light and dark, somehow looking back at the past to remember the victims whilst moving forwards. Hard to explain, I know. Just v...  more »
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  • Very attractive, informative and with a lot of details designed. You get not bored as in some other museums. Nothing for small children. You get to see pictures of harmed and dead people. It is worth a visit!
  • Also, spent sometime , to view this memorial columns and tiles designed to remember those who perished on 9 Aug 1945 at 11.05 am.
  • The memorial is an aesthetic brutalist construction for sober prayer.
  • Very sad place, but good to remember us of the horrors of war. Hope there were more pictures... A must see when you come to Nagasaki. They have free WiFi which is useful to plan your next steps in the city.
  • I had a blast visiting this place, I brought my Little Boy here.